The Arkansas State University Alumni Association is announcing its most recently elected officers and board members. Margo AufderHeide Kagebein, BS-Marketing ’76, of DeWitt is the new president.
02/12/2016 4:45 PM
JONESBORO — Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM, the public broadcasting service of Arkansas State University.
02/12/2016 4:45 PM
Opponents of Jonesboro’s Property Maintenance Code have turned in over five-thousand signatures to the Jonesboro City Clerk’s office. Attorney Travis Story turned in a box full of petitions. Story says the goal is to have those signatures certified so a special election can occur either May 3 or May 10 to allow citizens to vote on the controversial code. Story comments:
02/12/2016 4:38 PM
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02/12/2016 11:29 AM
The 16th annual Delta Awards recognizing tourism achievement in Eastern Arkansas will be presented during festivities Friday evening, Feb. 26, at the Brinkley Convention Center.
02/12/2016 11:00 AM
Disputes over the passing of the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code continue as one group works to gather signatures, despite the actions of another. A spokesperson for the Committee to Repeal Property Code 105-2 told the Jonesboro Sun they believe anonymously signed letters from a code supporting group mailed to businesses has helped their cause.
02/12/2016 9:09 AM
The National Rifle Association has announced they are endorsing Sen. John Boozman for re-election in the upcoming March 1st Arkansas primary. The Boozman Campaign announced Thursday the NRA chose to endorse the republican senator.An official statement from the NRA said Boozman was awarded an “A” rating from the group for his “consistent and proven voting record in support of the Second Amendment.”
02/12/2016 7:01 AM
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s rugby team will open the 2016 spring season this month and tickets are already on sale for the 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship tournament.
02/11/2016 3:45 PM
JONESBORO – “Start-up Small Talks,” an opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage with experts who have a wide breadth of expertise in areas such as finance, business structures and small business insurance, will be hosted by the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Thursday, Feb. 25, from 1-3 p.m. The seminar will be held at the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop.
02/11/2016 1:30 PM
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) says the President doesn't need Congressional authority to fight ISIS. Also, in his monthly talk with KASU, he discussed sanctions against North Korea, the new federal budget proposal, new environmental regulations that are on hold, and more. Click on the link to hear the entire interview.
02/11/2016 9:17 AM
The Jonesboro Economic Transit System is seeing a steady number of bus riders, but is losing revenue. JETS Director Steve Ewart explained to committee members that last month’s revenue numbers were almost $1,500 less than one year ago. Last January, JETS brought in over $4,000. Last month, JETS brought in $2,700. Ewart blamed the revenue loss on the system’s fare collecting system. He says regular glitches and malfunctions have made it hard to collect money for rides.
02/11/2016 6:58 AM
Arkansas farmers should look at several factors in determining how they will face challenges this year. Agricultural economist Dr. Jason Henderson from Purdue University’s Extension Service spoke during Arkansas State University’s Agri Business Conference. He says three main factors should be thought about immediately:
02/10/2016 3:17 PM
The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Shades of Blue jazz ensemble will present a free concert in Riceland Hall at Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center on Friday, Feb. 19. The ensemble's performance, presented in partnership with A-State's Lecture-Concert Series, is a family-friendly, all-ages event.
02/10/2016 3:00 PM
Iktus Combo, a New York City-based contemporary music ensemble, will present the next concert in the Lecture-Concert Series at Arkansas State University Thursday, Feb. 18. Admission is free to the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.
02/10/2016 2:30 PM
JONESBORO — The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and the Arkansas Department of Human Services will host “Nonviolence Youth Summit XVI: Remember Hoxie” Monday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Arkansas State University, Carl R. Reng Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road. The event is part of the celebration of Black History Month. The confirmed keynote speaker will be Ethel Tompkins, the first African-American to graduate from Hoxie Public Schools.
02/10/2016 1:00 PM
Jonesboro City Officies will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on Monday, February 15. According to the City of Jonesboro website, the trash pick up schedule for the week will change as follows:
02/10/2016 9:34 AM
Arkansas State University’s College of Business is holding a Career Closet for students. This program gets students ready for job interviews by helping them dress the part, as well as making sure they are ready for job interviews. H. Steve Leslie is instructor of business communications at Arkansas State University and tells why this is important:
02/10/2016 9:17 AM
The Jonesboro City Council Finance Committee is considering an ordinance which could add more than $1 million to the city employee pay plan.
02/10/2016 8:58 AM
Bailey Moses of Cabot is the new Miss Arkansas State University, receiving her crown tonight at the conclusion of the 42nd annual pageant presented each year by Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
music: "Seeing The Future" by Dexter Britain (http://www.dexterbritain.co.uk)
02/10/2016 12:27 AM
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Bailey Moses of Cabot is the new Miss Arkansas State University, receiving her crown tonight at the conclusion of the 42nd annual pageant presented each year by the Delta Theta chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Moses is a junior at A-State, majoring in strategic communications/public relations and strategic management.
02/09/2016 9:30 PM
Arkansas’ First Lady Susan Hutchinson came to Jonesboro to attend a ribbon cutting and to recognize volunteers of CASA of the 2nd Judicial District. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates and volunteers go through extensive training to be the voice for abused and neglected children in court. Hutchinson tells KASU news the program is important because children need an individual voice when they are brought before a judge:
02/09/2016 3:36 PM
Let’s meet Sheena Gammon, who knows that business touches everyones lives and might have the most interesting party of four at the coffeehouse we’ve seen.
02/09/2016 3:30 PM
Opportunities in advanced engineering education are expanding at Arkansas State University, largely due to a new online degree in engineering management. The master's degree in engineering management was developed and planned for working professionals and other individuals with an engineering background who wanted to take the next career step and by preparing to become a manager or team project leader, according to Dr. Paul Mixon, dean of engineering at A-State.
02/09/2016 3:15 PM
Craighead County’s District Court has millions of dollars of unpaid fines and penalties on the books. In order to get more people to pay, the Quorum Court’s Finance Committee is recommending the District court look at a 90-day period where those who owe money can pay less than what they owe, or receive a tax credit. Committee Member Ken Stacks says he thinks the 90-day window would be fair, and it would give those who owe an incentive to pay.
02/09/2016 8:43 AM
Arkansas State University received a federal grant to create the East Arkansas Regional Innovation System (EARIS). Under the i6 Challenge program, A-State's Delta Center for Economic Development submitted a successful application for $500,000 to help establish the EARIS. A-State will utilize i6 funds and matching to leverage local, state, and federal partnerships and for EARIS's creation and launch. Combined with $$886,967 in in-kind matching, A-State's i6 project has $1.39 million in total support.
02/08/2016 4:45 PM
Noranda Aluminum announces today they are filling for chapter 11 bankruptcy and will shut down their third remaining pot line in New Madrid, Mo. KAIT-TV reports company officials said they will continue work on the 3rd primary pot line until March 2016, then operations will be reduced. Noranda said work could restart if business conditions improve.
02/08/2016 11:45 AM
This annual fundraising event helps to support A-State Choirs’ travel tours and provides opportunities for the choral students to attend state, regional, and national music professional conferences. Singing Valentines will be delivered on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, and Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, to patrons within a 25-mile radius of Jonesboro. Singing Valentines must be ordered in advance by Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., and will be $25.00. Additional songs may be performed for $15.00 each. The Valentine songs will be delivered with a card and a carnation, and may be purchased from any participating A-State choir member or by calling 870-972-3841.
02/08/2016 9:30 AM